ERIC Number: ED446196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
What Works for Latino Youth. Second Edition.
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Washington, DC.
This document is a compendium of descriptions of programs throughout the United States dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives and educational development of Latino youth and children. In reviewing these programs, some common threads were found that define successful programs for Latino children and youth. The successful programs have adequate funding and incorporate Latino culture into services and programs consciously and explicitly. They provide services in Spanish through dedicated staff with a significant Latino presence. Successful programs include youth in the planning and implementation process and involve parents and families in the development and implementation of programs. They are likely to offer comprehensive services and case management. Their programs are based on research, rely on capable leadership, and use program evaluation as an essential step in the program process. The 73 programs described are grouped in categories related to the main groups served: (1) early childhood; (2) elementary; (3) middle and high school; (4) college; (5) youth; (6) families; (7) disabilities; and (8) community. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Development, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Urban Youth, Youth Programs
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free). White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. Tel: 202-401-1411; Web site: www.ed.gov/office/OIIA/Hispanic/rr/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Washington, DC.